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List of Licensed Kentucky Distilleries

How many Kentucky Distilleries are there?

So just how many distilleries are in Kentucky? Well, we hear a lot of statistics, but in reality it’s actually not that easy to figure out. I made an interactive map and list of all licensed Kentucky distilleries a couple of years back. Keeping it updated has been, to say the least, challenging. I spent quite a bit of time working on it at the beginning of January 2022, and it actually takes quite a bit of detective work to sort things out.

You’d think it would be simple – just do a search for licenses. So that works well for many of them. But then there are others that have a license and an address, but nothing seems to exist there. Then there are ones that have a license one year, don’t have it the next, but then do again a year after that. New licensees appear, and then others just disappear.

600 Gallons per year law

Kentucky recently passed a law that requires all licensed distilleries to produce a minimum of 600 gallons of distilled spirits per year. So that doesn’t give much leeway to a distillery that is not yet producing, stopped producing, is under construction, or even just produces an occasional small amount for onsite use. So that may account for part of what I am seeing. I assume others have just planned to build a distillery and didn’t do it or didn’t complete it, and others just went out of business.

It’s interesting, too, because not all Kentucky distilleries are members of the Kentucky Distillers Association. Not all distilleries are on the Bourbon Trail or Craft Tour, either. So, there are plenty on the list of Kentucky Distilleries that you probably haven’t heard of. Also, if you check out the list, many are doing business under different names than you’re used to knowing them by.

Check out our Interactive Map of Licensed Kentucky Distilleries

A list of Kentucky distilleries is great, but sometimes a map is what you need. We have you covered, there, too. Check out our Interactive Map of all licensed Kentucky Distilleries! It is color coded so that you can tell at a glance what a distillery has to offer. For example, some licensed distilleries give tours whereas others might just have a visitor center and gift shop. Still others may just be corporate offices or production distilleries that aren’t open to the public. Others may produce spirts other than bourbon! (If you can believe that!!) Lastly, others may simple be closed or never even built.

Lis of All Licensed Kentucky Distilleries (updated January 2022)

Here is a list of all the licensed Kentucky Distilleries as of January 2, 2022. This list includes all distilleries, regardless of whether they are producing moonshine, whiskey, clear spirits (vodka, gin), or a combination of any of these. Distilleries listed in red either may not exist or may no longer be open or otherwise functioning.

 Distilleries in red may not exist. 
Distillery NameParent CoCommentsAddress
27 Bar + Kitchen and Pensive Distilling Co.Coast 2 Coast Cattle & Land Company, LLCThey are a restaurant and distillery. Tours start January 2022. $8.720 Monmouth St, Newport, KY
Age International IncAge International IncBlanton’s, Ancient Age. Owned by Sazerac, but brands may be owned by Takara Shuzo, Ltd of Japan. No visitors.Leestown Rd, Frankfort, KY, 40601‑0000
Alltech's Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co.Alltech's Beverage Division LLCTown Branch Distillery & Alltech Brewery (Makers of Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale)401 Cross St, Downtown, Lexington, KY, 40508‑2806
Augusta DistilleryAugusta Sweet Water Holdings LLCUnder construction. Will be ready for first visitors in 2022. Buckner's brand.207 Seminary Ave, Augusta, KY
Baker‑Bird Winery / B. Bird DistilleryRiver Horse IncWinery with Distillery. Bourbon barrel aged wine and bourbon. Various tours and bourbon presentation. Sat & Sun only.4465 Augusta Chatam Road, Augusta, KY, 41002‑000
Balance Distilling Co.Balance Distilling Co, LLCNo information available3558 Will Bohannon Rd, Smiths Grove, KY
Barrel House Distilling CompanyWoodshed Beverage LlcDistillery, bar (The Elkhorn Tavern), small food menu, tours, tastings.1200 Manchester St, Bldg 9, Lexington, KY, 40508‑0000
Barrell Craft Spirits DistilleryBarrell Craft Spirits LLCNo visitor center, tours nor tastings.3311 Gilmore Ind Blvd Ste 3, Louisville, KY, 40213‑0000
Barton 1792 DistillerySazerac Distillers LLCGift shop, free tours, tastings300 Barton Rd, Bardstown, KY, 40004‑0000
Bluegrass DistillersBluegrass Distillers LLCTours, tastings, very small bar. Fill your own bottle from the barrel. (may be on hold)501 W Sixth St Ste 165, Lexington, KY, 40508‑0000‑0000
Boone County Distilling CompanyBoone County Distilling Company LLCGift shop, tours, tastings, cocktail bar.10601 Toebben Dr, Independence, KY, 41051‑0000
Boundary Oak DistilleryBoundary Oak Distillery LLCSelf guided tours, tasting2000 Boundary Oak Dr, Radcliff, KY, 40160‑8193
Bourbon 30 Spirits LLCBourbon 30 Spirits LLCGift shop and barrel tastings only130 S Water St, Georgetown, KY, 40324‑1361
Brough Brothers DistilleryVictory Global LLCMake 1 bourbon and have tours on Saturdays1460 Dixie Hwy, Louisville, KY 40201
Brown‑Forman CorpBrown‑Forman Distillery IncBrown Forman Corporate office850 Dixie Hwy, Louisville, KY, 40210‑0000
Brown‑Forman Distillery, Inc.Brown‑Forman Distillery IncBrown-Forman Distillery (Formerly Early Times Distillery) (Location stated as Shively KY) Main production distillery for Old Forester, Woodford & others. No tours.2921 Dixie Hwy, Louisville, KY, 40216‑5245
Buffalo Trace DistilleryBuffalo Trace Distillery IncGift shop, free tours, tastings.113 Great Buffalo Trce, Frankfort, KY, 40601‑2091
Casey Jones DistilleryStillworks LLCTours, tastings. Moonshine and Bourbon.2815 Witty Ln, Hopkinsville, KY, 42240‑0000
Castle & KeyPeristyle LLCTours, tastings, gift shop, bar, light food.4445 Mccracken Pike, Frankfort, KY, 40601‑8233
Chrisman Mill VineyardsChrisman Mill Vineyards IncWinery. Hummingbird Ridge Distillery est 2018 produces rum and brandy. On site restaurant with limited hours. No distillery license as of January 20222385 Chrisman Mill Rd, Nicholasville, KY, 40356‑0000
Coal Pick DistilleryC&K Distillery LLCParent company C&K is in Indiana.  Wheated bourbon now available. Contact address on website is: 555 Bourbon Street Paradise, Kentucky 42337. No mention of tours.1825 Log Creek Lane, Drakesboro, KY, 42337‑0000
Copper & Kings American Brandy CompanyCopper & Kings American Brandy CompanyNo bourbon. Many spirits. Brandy, gin, absinthe, etc. Tours, tastings.1121 E Washington St, Louisville, KY, 40206‑0000
Crooked Tail Distilling Co LLCCrooked Tail Distilling Co LLCProbably closed. Little information available. Bar. May have made moonshine and have spirits aging.106 E Washington St, Princeton, KY, 42445‑2250
Diageo Americas Supply IncDiageo Americas Supply IncThe Bulleit Frontier Whiskey Experience at Stitzel-Weller. Tours.3860 Fitzgerald Rd, Louisville, KY, 40216‑0000
Diageo Americas Supply IncDiageo Americas Supply IncBulleit Distilling Company. Produces Bulleit Bourbon as well as other Diageo bourbons and whiskey. opened march 2017. Prior to this Bulleit Rye was made at MGP and Bulleit Bourbon was made at Four Roses. Tours. Cocktail bar. Gift shop.3900 Benson Pike, Shelbyville, KY, 40065‑0000
Diageo Lebanon DistilleryDiageo Americas Supply IncNew Diageo distillery in 2021. No tours.100 Bourbon Dr., Lebanon, KY
Dueling Barrels Brewing CompanyAlltech's Beverage Division LLCMoonshine and Brewery. Tours.745 Hambley Blvd, Pikeville, KY, 41501‑0000
Dueling Grounds Distillery LLCDueling Grounds Distillery LLCBourbon and some other clear and flavored spirits; live music, bar, tours.208 Harding Rd, Franklin, KY, 42134‑2303
Flat Run Distillery, LLCFlat Run Distillery, LLCNo information available.1497 Millersburg Rd, Paris, KY 40361
Four Roses DistilleryFour Roses Distillery LlcTours, tastings, gift shop, new visitor center (Dec 2021)1224 Bonds Mill Rd #327, Lawrenceburg, KY, 40342‑9734
Four Roses Distillery LlcFour Roses Distillery LlcWarehouse and Bottling Facility. Tours.624 Lotus Rd Highway 1604, Coxs Creek, KY, 40013‑0000
Fulton County DistilleryJamieson's Distillery IncMay be called RH Resolute Distillery, Inc.  It doesn’t exist yet. The corporate office is in Paducah. No website or information as of January 20223855 Kentucky Hwy 125, Hickman, KY, 42050‑0000
GBRE, LLC (presumed to be Southern Soul Spirits)GBRE, LLCParent co in Atlanta. No idea what this is. Address maps to Southern Soul Spirits. Doesn't seem to exist.450 Souther Soul Way, Lancaster, KY 40444
Glenns Creek Distilling LLCGlenns Creek Distilling LLCTours, tastings. In the old Old Crow distillery.3501 Mccracken Pike, Frankfort, KY, 40601‑9231
Grease Monkey DistilleryDistilled Spirits Epicenter, LLCAt Moonshine University. No tours or tastings.801 S 8th St, Ste B, Louisville, KY, 40203‑2024
Green River Distilling Company, LLCGreen River Distilling Company, LLCFormerly OZ Tyler. Tours, tastings, cocktail bar.10 Distillery Rd, Owensboro, KY
Hartfield & Co DistilleryBuchanan Griggs IncSome unique tours including distiller for a day. Cocktail bar.108 E 4th St, Paris, KY, 40361‑1938
Heaven Hill Distilleries IncHeaven Hill Distilleries IncOld Bernheim Distillery - no tours or visitor center. D.S.P. - KY1. Largest single site bourbon distillery1701 W Breckenridge St, Louisville, KY, 40210‑1210
Heaven Hill IncHeaven Hill Distilleries IncNo tours. Heaven Hill Bourbon Experience next door, barreling and bottling facility, warehouses.1064 Loretto Rd, Bardstown, KY, 40004‑0000
Heaven Hill Bourbon ExperienceHeaven Hill Distilleries IncNot a distillery (anymore). Recently renovated.  Visitor center. Tours. Gift shop. Tastings.  Interactive exhibits. Next door to bottling facility and warehouses.1311 Gilkey Run Rd, Bardstown, KY 40004
Jackson Purchase DistilleryJackson Purchase Distillery, LLCProbably under construction. Website only says "A new way to rouse new make". Craig Beam listed as master distiller.3855 Kentucky Hwy 125, Hickman, KY
James Pepper Distilling CoJames Pepper Distilling Co LLCDistillery, tours and tastings; small cocktail bar; gift shop1228 Manchester St, Lexington, KY, 40508‑0000
Jeptha Creed DistilleryRut 'N Strut Distillery LLCDistillery, bar , small food menu,. Tours. Tastings.500 Gordon Ln, Shelbyville, KY, 40065‑8269
Jim Beam American OutpostJim Beam Brands CoTours, tastings, gift shop, visitor center, recently renovated. On-site restaurant.568 Happy Hollow Road, Clermont, KY,40110‑0000
Jim Beam Brands CoJim Beam Brands CoJim Beam Old Grand Dad Plant 3200 Georgetown Rd, Frankfort KY. No tours or tastings.Georgetown Rd, Frankfort, KY, 40601‑0000
Jim Beam Brands CoJim Beam Brands CoJim Beam Urban Stillhouse. Small distillery, tastings, education, gift shop, bottle your own bourbon. CLOSED404 S 4th St, Louisville, KY, 40202‑0000
Jim Beam Brands CoJim Beam Brands CoJim Beam Booker Noe Plant . No tours. The Jim Beam American Stillhouse is 12 miles away1600 Lebanon Junction Rd, Boston, KY, 40107‑8550
Kentucky Artisan DistilleryCopperhead Distillery CompanyContract distillery. Home of Jefferson’s Bourbon. Tours, tastings, gift shop.6230 Old Lagrange Rd, Crestwood, KY, 40014‑9550
Kentucky Bourbon Distillers, LtdKentucky Bourbon Distillers, LTD.Willett. Tours, tastings, gift shop, cocktail bar/restaurant1869 Loretto Rd, Bardstown, KY, 40004‑2200
Kentucky Mist DistilleryKentucky Mist Distillery Lexington LLCCLOSED. Moonshine and Vodka. May be just a store. Main location is in Whitesburg. Myrtle Beach locations too.120 Summit at Fritz Farm, Suite 155, Lexington, KY 40517
Kentucky Mist MoonshineKentucky Mist Moonshine IncMoonshine and Vodka. Probably have tastings. Don't mention tours. May be closed.128 E Main St, Whitesburg, KY, 41858‑0000
Kentucky Peerless Distilling Company LLCKentucky Peerless Distilling Company LLCTours, Tastings.120 N 10th St, Louisville, KY, 40202‑2610
Kentucky Spirit Bottling Co LLCKentucky Spirit Bottling Co LLCOld Carter Whiskey Co headquarters. No Tours. No Tastings.105 W. Market St., Louisville, KY 40202
Limestone Branch DistilleryLimestone Branch Distillery LLCTours, tastings, gift shop, small cocktail bar. Yellowstone, Minor Case1280 Veterans Memorial Hwy, Lebanon, KY, 40033‑1095
Lodestone BeveragesLoadstone LLCNo information as of January 2022.551 Tapp Rd Ste 3, Harrodsburg, KY
Log Still DistillingLog Still Distilling, LLCTastings. Entertainment venue. Bed & Breakfast.225 Dee Head Rd, New Haven, KY
Louisville Spirits GroupLouisville Distilling Company LLCAngel’s Envy Distillery (Bacardi). Tours, tastings, fill your own.500 E Main St, Louisville, KY, 40202‑0000
Lux Row DistillersLux Row Distillers LLCRebel Yell, Ezra Brooks, David Nicholson, Blood Oath. Tours, tastings, gift shop, bar.3050 E John Rowan Blvd, Bardstown, KY, 40004‑0000
Main St. Bourbon, LLCMain St. Bourbon, LLCNo information available800 W Main St, Louisville, Ky 40202
Maker's Mark Distillery IncMaker's Mark Distillery IncTastings, tours, gift shop. Restaurant/Bar on site. (no food available as of January 2022)3350 Burks Spring Rd, Loretto, KY, 40037‑0000
MB Roland DistilleryMB Roland Distillery IncTastings, tours, gift shop.137 Barkers Mill Rd, Pembroke, KY, 42266‑9437
Metcalfe Landscaping & Garden CenterMetcalfe Landscaping & Garden CenterIt's a garden center, but they have a Class B distiller license and sampling license. No mention of distilling on their website.410 Princeton Rd, Madisonville, KY 42431
Michters DistilleryMichters Distillery LLCDistillery. No tours or visitor center.2351 New Millennium Dr, Lots 3 & 4, Block 3281, Louisville, KY, 40216‑5161
Michters Distillery LLCMichters Distillery LLCFort Nelson Distillery. Tastings, tours, cocktail bar, gift shop.801 W Main St, Louisville, KY, 40202‑0000
Neeley Family DistilleryNeeley Family Distilling LLCThey have tours and tastings, gift shop and bar. Moonshine, absinthe, and bourbon.4360 Ky Highway 1130, Sparta, KY, 41083‑9454
New Riff DistillingNew Riff Distilling LLCWarehouse and Bottling Facility. Limited tours and tastings from the barrel.1050 Lowell St, Newport, KY, 41071‑0000
New Riff DistillingNew Riff Distilling LLCDistillery, cocktail bar, tours, tastings, gift shop24 Distillery Way, Newport, KY, 41071‑0000‑0000
O.Z. Tyler Distillery (Now Green River Distlling()TerrePURE Kentucky Distillers IncDistillery, tours, cocktail bar and tastings (Now Green River Distilling)10 Distillery Rd, Owensboro, KY, 42301‑0000
Old Blue Ribbon FarmMeadowbrook Estates LLCWedding venue. Distillery closed in the 1960s but they do produce at least one bourbon now. No tours mentioned2283 Ballardsville Rd, Eminence, KY, 40019‑0000
Old Forester Distilling CoBrown‑Forman Distillery IncSmall distillery - main Old Forester  production is at the Shively facility. Tours, tastings, gift shop, cocktail bar. Mini-cooperage. Small warehouse.119 W Main St, Louisville, KY, 40202‑0000
Old Louisville Whiskey Co. LLCBeth KaraoudNo information available as of January 2022.4427 Poplar Level Rd, Louisville, KY
Old PogueThe Old Pogue Distillery LLCTours, tastings, gift shop. Very steep driveway.715 Germantown Rd, Maysville, KY, 41056‑9777
Paducah Distilled SpiritsPaducah Distilled Spirits LLCMay be CLOSED. The Moonshine Company. Moonshine. Tours, tastings, gift shop. No longer has distiller license407 Jefferson St, Paducah, KY, 42001‑4336
Pauley Hollow Distillery LLCPauley Hollow Distillery LLCMoonshine and Bourbon. No tours, tastings or gift shop listed. They appear to have the Moonshine Shack Tasting Room at The Shoppes at 225 according to their FB page91 Kate Camp Br, Forest Hills, KY, 41527‑8405
PCS Distilling CompanyR Keith Hazelbaker Ventures IncProhibition Craft Spirits.(aka NuLu) Spirits - Gin, Vodka, Rum, Reposado, bourbon, rye. Tours, tastings, bar.436 Baxter Ave, Louisville, KY, 40204
Rabbit Hole DistillingRabbit Hole Spirits LLCTours, tastings711 East Jefferson St, Louisville, KY, 40206‑0000
Route 52 Moonshine, LLCRoute 52 Moonshine, LLCKentucky Mountain Moonshine. Clear and flavored moonshine. Now have tours & tasting Sat 12-5 and by appointment. (Call to check address before you go)465 Beattyville Rd, Irvine, KY, 40336‑0000 (Not verified, may not be correct)
Saddlestone DistillerySaddlestone Distillery LLCEquus Run Vinyards. Winery with tours and tastings. A distillery will have brandy and agave spirits at some point.1280 Moores Mill Rd, Distillery Building, Midway, KY, 40347‑0000
Second Sight SpiritsSecond Sight Spirits, LLCUltra-small batch Bourbon and other spirits, mainly rum. Tours and tastings.301 B Elm St, Ludlow, KY, 41016‑0000
Silent Brigade DistillerySilent Brigade Distillery IncDistillery, bar, live music. Tours and tastings listed but no specifics given. Moonshine and a straight bourbon.426 Broadway St, Paducah, KY, 42001‑0734
Six Mile Creek DistilleryPatriot Brands LLCDistillery, gift shop, lodging. Tours and lodging info not currently listed.  Bourbon, rye, gin, vodka. May no longer exist as of January 2022.12606 Castle Hwy, Pleasureville, KY, 40057‑0000
Smith Holler DistillerySmith Holler, LLCMay still be in progress. Little information available.305 Lynn St, Cloverport, KY 40111
The Bard DistilleryThe Bard Distillery LLCTastings, tours and gift store.5080 State Route 175 S, Graham, KY, 42344-0000
The Bardstown Bourbon Company, LLCThe Bardstown Bourbon Company, LLCDistillery, restaurant, shop, bar, tours, experiences and tastings.1500 Parkway Dr, Bardstown, KY, 40004‑0000‑0000
The Evan Williams Bourbon ExperienceHeaven Hill Distilleries IncSmall artisanal distillery, tours, tastings, cocktail bar, gift shop.528 W Main St, Louisville, KY, 40202‑2920
The Glenmore DistillerySazerac Distillers LLCBottling and warehouses for Sazarac. No distilling. No tours.2001 E 4th St, Owensboro, KY, 42303‑0000
The Still at Blue Rock DistilleryAmbrabev, LLCWas AMBRAbev distillery. Make BOTECO Vodka and Espirito Cachaca. Restaurant, bar, gift shop. No tours, but viewing area from restaurant/bar.522 Techwood Dr, Danville, KY, 40422‑0000
Tyler Wood White WhiskeyTyler Wood Distilling Co., LLCFlagship is white whiskey. Bourbon in progress. No tours or tastings mentioned.103 White Whiskey Rd, Lewisburg, KY, 42256‑0000
Washtucky Holdings LLCWashtucky Holdings LLCNo information955 Chenault Rd. Frankfort, KY 40601
Wadelyn Ranch DistillingWadelyn Ranch Distilling LLCCLOSED - Distillery, bourbon, clydesdales. No tours or tastings. No valid license.383 Clydesdale Rd, Waynesburg, KY, 40489‑7900
Whiskey Thief Distilling CompanyWhiskey Thief Distilling Company IncThree Boys Farm Distillery. Bourbon, Rye, Flavored whiskeys. Tastings & Tours.283 Crab Orchard Rd, Frankfort, KY, 40601‑9185
WhiskeycraftPreservation Distillery LLCTours and tastings. Makes Very Olde St. Nick, Cowboy Little Barrel, Wattie Boone & Sons.426 Sutherland Rd, Bardstown, KY, 40004
White Dog Trading and Storage, LLCWhite Dog Trading and Storage, LLCThey provide new fill barrels, aged spirits and storage to people with brands or wanting to start one.  No tours or tastings mentioned.167 Mckinney Ave, Midway, KY 40347
Wild Turkey DistilleryCampari America LLCTours, tastings, bar, gift shop.1417 Versailles Rd.
Lawrenceburg, KY, 40342‑9624
Wildcat Willy's DistilleryWilly’s Distillery LLCCraft farm to bottle distillery and farm to table restaurant. Moonshine and bourbon. No tours mentioned.31 E Broadway St., Winchester, KY 40391
Wilderness Trail DistilleryWilderness Trace Distillery LLCTours, tastings, gift shop. On site microbiology lab and largest number of stored yeast strains in the world.4095 Lebanon Rd, Danville, KY, 40422
William Tarr DistilleryRD#1 Bourbon, LLCNo distilling on site currently. Tasting room.1170 Manchester Pl Ste 190, Lexington, KY 40508
Woodford Reserve Distillers CompanyBrown‑Forman Distillery IncTours, tastings, cafe (currently closed), gift shop.7855 McCracken Pike, Versailles, KY, 40383‑0000